8:39 a.m. - A man at the Hermiston Police Department reported he was selling a cellphone and the other party did not make payments on it and refused to give it back.

8:45 a.m. - A woman in Heppner reported her boyfriend threw water in her face, pushed her and scratched her arms before locking her out of the residence. She declined an ambulance, and the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office took her report.

8:59 a.m. - A woman reported her boyfriend called her and asked her to report the theft of his 1999 Honda Accord from Marlette Homes, 400 W. Elm Ave., Hermiston. She said the boyfriend was walking home and did not have a cellphone with him. She also said the car is silver, has chipped paint on the front hood and one of the front tires is a temporary “donut” spare tire.

12:16 p.m. - A 74-year-old man from Wenatchee, Washington, fell asleep while driving east on Interstate 84 near milepost 185. The crash damaged the Ford F150 pickup and the attached trailer, and an ambulance took the driver and his passenger, a 64-year-old woman, to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston, where emergency department staff treated and released them.

Oregon State Police reported the pair were moving from Washington to Arizona. Police at the crash recovered a lot of cash, eight firearms and two air guns, which they later returned to the couple.

12:25 p.m. - A worker on Doolittle Canyon Lane, Hepper, reported “a bunch of shots came whizzing by him” from people who may have been shooting at a flock of turkeys.

8:20p.m. - Morrow County emergency services responded to a Boardman-area residence for a person who attempted self harm. An ambulance took the person to a local hospital.

11:33 p.m. - A 911 caller reported one vehicle crashed over an embankment off Highway 207 at Stanfield Meadows Road near Hermiston.


•The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office cited James Michael Prewitt, 70, no address available, for driving under the influence of intoxicants.


•Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerry Ray Phillips, 59, of Hermiston, for domestic violence charges of strangulation and fourth-degree assault, both felonies, and misdemeanors of menacing and interfering with making a report. Deputies also booked Phillips into jail for contempt of court and violating parole.

•Pendleton police arrested George Patrick Smith, 52, of Yakima, Washington, for heroin and methamphetmaine possession, first-degree aggravated theft and identity theft, all felonies. The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday charged Smith with one count of aggravated identity theft and 30 of identity theft. According to court documents, each count, which are felonies, represents one victim.

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